Dr Lee Elliot Major is Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust, the UK’s leading foundation improving social mobility through education. He is also a founding trustee of the Education Endowment Foundation, and chairs its evaluation advisory board. Lee commissioned and co-authored the Sutton Trust-EEF toolkit on what works to improve school attainment, and has spoken to thousands of school heads about its findings.
He is an adviser to the Office for Fair Access, and sits on the Government’s Social Mobility Transparency Board. He was previously an education journalist, working for the Guardian and Times Higher Education Supplement.
Lee has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Sheffield University and a Master’s degree from Imperial College, London.